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Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

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I agree with enjoying the capture system itself more in LGPE than previous games - LGP is not my favourite game in the series (Crystal still holds that place, very possibly out of nostalgia) but I really did enjoy some of its innovations coming straight from playing US after years of being lapsed and hope some (not all, mind you) of them make a return in Gen 8. In all fairness, though, throwing a hundred balls at the legendaries with the joy-con in the living room wasn't necessarily the optimal replacement for the agreedly tired process that @gingerninja23 described above. Personally, going forwards, I'd like them to take the improvements (e.g. Pokémon in the overworld and, by extension, selective encounters) while binning (e.g. restricted dex/content) or simply improving upon the faults (e.g. execution of more streamlined catching) and integrate them into the main series. But that's just me and I know a lot of people disagree vehemently. And that's alright by me.
 

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I'd greatly prefer a small handheld switch, especially for pokemon - I hated the wii controllers and similarity am not that fond of the switch ones. Plus people will prefer an experience closer to their previously pokemon core series experiences - that is, handheld without caring as much about on-tv play.
 

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Gah, the more I watch gameplay for Yokai Watch 4, the more I feel like Gen 8's improvements will probably be really underwhelming... hope they prove me wrong.
 

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Honestly, I like the fact that I only need one Nintendo system to play all of their series, so I'm glad Pokemon is moving to the Switch. Plus finally being able to have a core Pokemon game displaying on the TV without any of the wiring and extra accessories is a thing I wanted to see Pokemon do, so I'm glad they moved on from the 3DS.
 

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Gah, the more I watch gameplay for Yokai Watch 4, the more I feel like Gen 8's improvements will probably be really underwhelming... hope they prove me wrong.
I feel the same haha. Yokai 4 is really leading in terms of improvements and a general evolution over the previous one. Makes LGPE look like a simple port lol

Do we know if its releasing in the west or with english support ?
 

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Honestly, I like the fact that I only need one Nintendo system to play all of their series, so I'm glad Pokemon is moving to the Switch. Plus finally being able to have a core Pokemon game displaying on the TV without any of the wiring and extra accessories is a thing I wanted to see Pokemon do, so I'm glad they moved on from the 3DS.
Yeah I am really glad to see this move too, and being able to have the option to play all my games either on the go or from the comfort of my own home is absolutely awesome. I was one of the people who did play Let's Go, and having that option to sit on the couch and play Pokemon on the big screen was the actual coolest thing ever. And that was just with Let's Go. I can't wait to see a whole brand new region and the big screen.
 

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I feel the same haha. Yokai 4 is really leading in terms of improvements and a general evolution over the previous one. Makes LGPE look like a simple port lol

Do we know if its releasing in the west or with english support ?
I don't think we know yet since Yokai Watch 3 is only just getting released in North America on February 8th. Gonna be a disappointingly long time before we get 4. XD
 

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Do we know if its releasing in the west or with english support ?
No, but after they've released most of the 3DS games (all but two spin-offs), I'd think that they'd give the first Switch entry a chance.

I don't think we know yet since Yokai Watch 3 is only just getting released in North America on February 8th. Gonna be a disappointingly long time before we get 4. XD
Probably about a year, which is very short compared to the previous gaps. They should have skipped the first game (which is largely rehashed in the second set of entries) and/or that one third version.
 
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Not to sure if this was already posted, or if Paul mentioned this in his video, but it seems a Japanese article popped up showing the Meltan figures, and what seems to me be a Melmetal figure:
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I'm just asking for clarification:
  1. Is this a real magazine scan?
  2. If it is real, was a Melmetal figure ever mentioned (e.g. Paul or etc.)
  3. And is this our mystery figure, or is there still a somewhat chance its something new?
Anyways, cheers! (Side Note: Seems more Gen 4 Pokemon are now coming to GO next month :3)
 

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Here's a thought that just occurred to me, what if the ability to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go to the Gen 8 games becomes a possibility? I know what you may be thinking, but it isn't impossible given a system that convert completely different stats to other type of stats became a thing thanks to Poke Transporter being compatible with the Gen 1 and Gen 2 games. After all, Game Freak might use that to try to rope in people who didn't buy Let's Go but have Pokemon Go. I'm just saying that Let's Go might not be the only series where you can transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go.
 

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Here's a thought that just occurred to me, what if the ability to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go to the Gen 8 games becomes a possibility? I know what you may be thinking, but it isn't impossible given a system that convert completely different stats to other type of stats became a thing thanks to Poke Transporter being compatible with the Gen 1 and Gen 2 games. After all, Game Freak might use that to try to rope in people who didn't buy Let's Go but have Pokemon Go. I'm just saying that Let's Go might not be the only series where you can transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go.
I imagine they might do that, or at the very least they’ll allow you to transfer Pokémon from LGPE.

After all, players will need some method of attaining Meltan/Melmetal and I don’t expect them to make them available without Pokémon Go; they are Mythicals after all.
 

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Not to sure if this was already posted, or if Paul mentioned this in his video, but it seems a Japanese article popped up showing the Meltan figures, and what seems to me be a Melmetal figure:
View attachment 115471
I'm just asking for clarification:
  1. Is this a real magazine scan?
  2. If it is real, was a Melmetal figure ever mentioned (e.g. Paul or etc.)
  3. And is this our mystery figure, or is there still a somewhat chance its something new?
Anyways, cheers! (Side Note: Seems more Gen 4 Pokemon are now coming to GO next month :3)
View: https://twitter.com/Paulrobertryan/status/1090940235234578432

  1. Real magazine scan, yeah.
  2. Paul never mentioned one coming that I know of, just expressed that the mystery figurine was not Melmetal and that Melmetal's design is harder to produce in figurine and plush form so it's not likely going to get a lot of merchandise, unlike Meltan who is simple and cute and easily marketable.
  3. No, it's not the mystery figure. The next mystery figurine reveal is Mewtwo-related. This isn't Mewtwo-related. XD
 

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Here's a thought that just occurred to me, what if the ability to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go to the Gen 8 games becomes a possibility? I know what you may be thinking, but it isn't impossible given a system that convert completely different stats to other type of stats became a thing thanks to Poke Transporter being compatible with the Gen 1 and Gen 2 games. After all, Game Freak might use that to try to rope in people who didn't buy Let's Go but have Pokemon Go. I'm just saying that Let's Go might not be the only series where you can transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go.
We know Gamefreak must be considering it since the 3ds Gen 7 games had the initial feature planned and the transferred from Pokemon Go location still exists in Gen 7 data today.

Masuda already mentioned a while ago that they are considering LGPE / Bank to Gen 8 support. Safe to assume because of Meltan / Melmetal, that LGPE or Go will allow a transfer of some kind into Gen 8.
 

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Here's a thought that just occurred to me, what if the ability to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go to the Gen 8 games becomes a possibility? I know what you may be thinking, but it isn't impossible given a system that convert completely different stats to other type of stats became a thing thanks to Poke Transporter being compatible with the Gen 1 and Gen 2 games. After all, Game Freak might use that to try to rope in people who didn't buy Let's Go but have Pokemon Go. I'm just saying that Let's Go might not be the only series where you can transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go.
I kind of hope that they will maintain Pokemon GO transfers in Gen 8... but I could also see it just being an LGPE thing, requiring you to buy those games to transfer your GO pokemon to Gen 8. =/ It would be nice to just have it in Gen 8, though, because that would give me a use for my extra GO shinies. So many Chikorita, so little room.
 

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Not saying Meltan and Melmetal has anything to do with a UK based region.

I mean the other first Pokemons for the next gen never have hints connected to the regions some of the creatures are based on.

All the same, there was a Steam Pokemon movie of Gen 6 that is preluding one for Gen 7.
 

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Not saying Meltan and Melmetal has anything to do with a UK based region.

I mean the other first Pokemons for the next gen never have hints connected to the regions some of the creatures are based on.

All the same, there was a Steam Pokemon movie of Gen 6 that is preluding one for Gen 7.
Meltan and Melmetal are Gen 7 Pokemon. Their index numbers are listed with the other Gen 7 Pokemon.
 

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Speaking of Meltan, a thought occurred to me... if it was going to appear in one of the two upcoming films, I can't see it being the Mewtwo movie because the addition of another Mythical would utterly derail the plot from being about Mewtwo. Very bad place for it.

But I don't think that Meltan would be so out of place in the Detective Pikachu movie. It's designed for augmented reality, so rendering it in a live-action film would be so easy-

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVbH3pNuipc


And the idea of Melmetal stomping about in a live-action film is kind of an impressive thought.
 

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They should just make Meltan evolve in any movie that it is featured in, it would give off the idea that Melmetal is its evolution.
 

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Can he be right? Is it another masuda troll?
I gave the vid a shot, but it's hard to take someone seriously when he makes a comparison between Masuda giving subtle hints and Trump tweets, lol.

There's really no reason to assume that this tweet in particular hints at the name? Why take this tweet, instead of any other?
View: https://twitter.com/Junichi_Masuda/status/1090129595750182912


Pokemon Ramen Chef and Pokemon Police Officer-a pair of games examining relaxation and high-stress situations.

View: https://twitter.com/Junichi_Masuda/status/1090116136530718721

Pokemon Left and Pokemon Right, referring to the left and right joycons.

For that matter, why single out the word renewal? Masuda also says "it's very cold" twice in that tweet, couldn't it be "Pokemon Hot and Pokemon Cold"?

View: https://twitter.com/Junichi_Masuda/status/1088655334942490624

View: https://twitter.com/Junichi_Masuda/status/1087556048557244416


There's two more tweets that start off talking about Pocketpapers and bringing up warm/cold, so that might actually have even more weight behind it

He said Masuda's not tweeting as much about himself, but that's not really true?
I really don't think it was worth ten minutes to look at just one word of a tweet...


(also he acted like there was some confusion over whether Magearna was Gen 7 or 6, when it's always been considered Gen 7, so that bothered me)
 
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